Hotel Review: Hyatt Zilara Jamaica.

With so many amazing beach resorts in Jamaica, how do you choose the right one for you and your travelmates? Well, if you’re looking for a beach resort, Hyatt Zilara and Ziva are likely not your best choice.

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Hotel Review: Ritz Carlton Grand Cayman

Grand Cayman. Anyone who knows me, knows that direct flights and turquoise water drive my decision making process. So when I realized we could be on Seven Mile Beach in Grand Cayman for the long Easter weekend, there were no other questions asked. I received 2 pre-arrival emails from the concierge team, welcoming D and…

Canaves Oia Suites.

Sometimes luck happens. I research a lot for our travel. I mean A LOT. I have a semi-allegiance to specific hotel chains, but they certainly don’t dictate how I do things. And sometimes, even with all the research, we end up with resort envy. Thanks to friends, we knew Oia was THE place to be…

santorini in pictures.

I’ve never quite found myself speechless in regards to the beauty of a destination. I’ve seen cloud capped mountains meet the blue sea, meticulously manicured rows of wine leaves turned golden with a setting autumn sun and steel skyscrapers rise from endless asphalt to a peaceful sky. But never before have I been to Santorini, Greece…

see ya soon, santorini.

It’s been a dream of mine for years. Santorini. Greece. Gyros and caldera swims. Dramatic cliff side landscapes. If you’re not familiar with the location, chances are you’ve seen the images of this stunning island. As one of many Greek islands, Santorini is perhaps the most beautiful, and certainly the most photographed, boasting whitewashed villages…

costa rica.

The Westin Playa Conchal. Even the name sounds exotic. As the Westin’s first all-inclusive resort, I didn’t know what to expect when we booked this vacation through United Vacations. I’m always comfortable with SPG properties and knew that this newly renovated resort would likely live up to the rave reviews. And, I can handle anything…

i’ve been away.

Not necessarily away physically, just mentally. Work has been CRAZY. And we’ve been doing a little traveling– nowhere new, just the same ‘ole staples. New Orleans for a Bachelorette party. Vegas with my favorite group of party people. Entertaining out of town friends in Houston, and ultimately, forcing ourselves to try new places in our…

tahiti in pictures– part 2.

As promised, here are the rest of our vacation pictures. These are from Motu Mahana, Paul Gauguin’s private island, Tetiaroa, Moorea and Papeete. Enjoy! Motu Mahana. Tetiaroa (Marlon Brando’s Island) Moorea Papeete.